DCNS demonstrates Polaris system
DCNS has conducted three demonstrations of the Polaris mission systems in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Guinea, the company announced on 8 July.
The demonstrations were carried out with the NIDL interoperable tactical data link solution and during French Navy patrol vessel L'Adroit's stopovers in Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Senegal; Douala, Cameroon on 28 May; Abidjan, Ivory Coast on 10 June; and Dakar, Senegal on 22 June.
A sea-rescue and offender interception scenario was simulated to deploy the Polaris mission system on board the vessel and in a land-based centre. The real-time transmission of data between the land-based centre and vessel was supported by the navies of Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Senegal.
DCNS integrates the NIDL module in the Polaris system to form an interoperable intelligence-gathering and surveillance system that facilitates tactical files and data exchanges.
Xavier Mesnet, marketing and development director, DCNS, said: 'Working together with the French Navy, DCNS participates in numerous support operations to strengthen the maritime security system and government action at sea.
'Faced with an increase in criminal (piracy, drugs trafficking) and illicit (illegal fishing, illegal immigration, pollution) activities, the group is developing open-architecture and modular maritime surveillance and intervention solutions to provide a response to the sovereignty needs of states, including within the context of coalition operations.'
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